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Volume 4 (2004), Pages 59-61
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2004.48
Case Report

Urinoma: A Rare Complication of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Department of Surgery, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, UK

Academic Editor: Anthony Atala

Copyright © 2004 Koon-Sung Cheng et al.

Abstract

Urinoma or para-renal pseudocyst generally occurs as a result of trauma to the pelvi-ureteric system. It consists of an encapsulated collection of extravasated urine and is usually located in the peri-renal space or more uncommonly in the peritoneal, pleural or mediastinal cavities. There is only one previously reported case of urinoma secondary to abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery. We report a case of symptomatic urinoma after infra-renal AAA repair and discuss the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of this unusual condition.